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at least 17 people and left massive amounts of damage, darkness and flooding in its wake. new york city was especially hard hit, along with high winds, 13-foot surge of sea water gush into the city and a flooded buildings and subway system. thousands of people were left without power. a crane was toppled an dozens of flooded homes caught fire and were destroyed. >> the storm brought something like 23 serious fires to parts of stanton island, brooklyn, queens as well as city island and the bronx. the terrible fire on breezy point is now under control. we believe we lost more than 80 houses. the search and res covery operations -- recovery operations are ongoing. >> the system smashed on shore in new jersey. you could see the power of the winds in the video. a rescue operation is under way today in three new jersey town. super storm sandy is covering one-third of the country. it's drenched at least 20 states and washington, d.c. the recovery effort cannot begin just yet. >> we have more weather to deal with. hopefully people will be able to stay safe until they can get to the other side o
to determine the fate of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. prosecutors are depart at city hall. cher have i there to let us know what's at stake, good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the protesters here are actually the supporters, they showed up about a half hour ago. they've been doing chants on and off. they're here on the front steps of city hall. one person told us she was a person of domestic violence, she didn't feel it was considered abuse. now the board of supervisors meets at 2:00 this afternoon. and the last time mirkarimi and his wife lopez came here was back in august when the ethics commission came out with its recommendation that mirkarimi may be ousted from office. lopez has been living with venezuela for the past few months now. in march, the mayor suspended him without pay after he pled guilty to false imprisonment charge. all stemmed from a new year's eve argument with lopez who suffered a bruised arm. now antidepiction advocates says that mirkarimi should not be allowed to oversea the regist, it's simply a conflict of interest. supporters say this process has bee
the city's nationally recognized domestic violence program. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> during the past hour, interim san francisco sheriff vicki hennessey, talked with ktvu reporter david stevenson. she said she spoke with sheriff mirkarimi last night after he was cleared to go back to work. hennessey says mirkarimi will be in the office today. >> i was there to respect the process and to do what i could to keep the department on track during that time, whatever the outcome. and so that's pretty much the way i looked at it and that's the way i conducted myself. >> today, owners of nearly a dozen union city businesses are adding up the damage from a four-alarm fire this morning. crews were called out to the alvarado place shopping center after 1:00 a.m. by then, the fire had already been burning for hours. there was disbelief on this woman's face as she saw the damage. >> that's my shop! >> reporter: this family owns the shop next door. >> oh, my good. it's like eight years of hard work. it's all finished. [ sirens ] >> reporter: almost a dozen b
in alameda, allie rasmous, account news. >>> a rally for scheduled at city hall this afternoon for stevens. he was one of four americans killed during the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens glue up in the bay area, graduated from piedmont high school. the memorial is scheduled to begin at 4:30 in the city hall rotunda but the setup is already underway. this is from this morning. team coverage is today on account channel 2 news at 5:00. we'll also stream it live on again the public is invited. >>> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the obama administration has been criticized for reportedly denying requests for increased security at the consulate prior to the attack. secretary clinton says she has appointed an independent panel to investigate the attack on the conse. >>> san francisco giants heading to the midwest now. bound for st. louis where they will play game three of the national league championship series tomorrow. new at noon, kristen is live at sfo where the g
right here on ktvu that help will be sent to oakland. police and city leaders are talking about the plan this hour. we will have. >>> two wins in the books. two more to go for the giants to get another world series title. right now the giants are in the air on their way to detroit. game three of the world series starts tomorrow. we are live and we were there as the team left and they aren't taking anything for granted. >> reporter: no. the giants know what it's like to be behind in expires come back and win the whole thing and they don't want to give detroit the chance to do that. as much as they would like to clinch at home they would rather just win the next two games, sweep the series, call it done and then come home for a parade. the team started arriving just after eight. game faces on. posey, wilson, sandoval, romo the last on board before they left. >> we are excited. the guys got rest. we are going to detroit. we will -- have a light work out and relax tonight and just get set to go the first game and we like where we are at but we know we have a lot of work to do. >> reporter:
for business. >> it's good for business and good for the city and good for everyone. >> reporter: they are 3 and 0 on the road and they are hoping the energy of the crowd and home field advantage would have translated into a win but the giants get another shot and they will play again 430 and you can watch that right here on -- play again at 4:30 and you can see that right here on ktvu channel 2 news. our coverage starts today at 4:30 following an earlier addition at 4:00. we have complete giants coverage on our website click on the mlb tab and send us your photographs to and you may see them on the air. >>> they hope the bay area will be among the cities considered for the 2016 super bowl. we are told the annual fall league meeting is going on today and tomorrow in chicago and an official in the city is being considered after tomorrow's full day session. they say san francisco will be the official host city even though the game would be played in santa clara. >> it would bring a lot of revenue in. it would be great for the local restaurants et cetera, bars hotels
to hit the stadium. the unders -- the grounds keeper remembered that the city received three inches of rain. owe so heavy winds tore the tarp. the mood right now in st. louis is let's get on with baseball then the teams would have to play saturday. that would really screw up the schedule. we have morements -- fans wearing orange. we may face some delays here. as far as the weather goes. let's check in with steve paulson to see how everything is unfolding. >> it's unfolding in a very omni mouse way -- omminnow's way. things are -- omminnow's way -- ominous way. severe thunderstorm watches have been posed -- posted. this area is prime for this. it's still about an hour and a half, two hours away. but i would be stunned if there was not 1078 kind of a delay but i still think they will get that game once that goes through. i think he'll have mostly cloudy skies here. mostly cloudy. we'll say 72, there will be thunderstorms in the area. i think there could be about an hour and a half delay as this system moves through. that's a pretty ominous system. >> all right. we'll check back with o
, it's generating criticism. tara moriarty joins us with one city leader speaking out against the dew tour. >> reporter: a lot are excited to see what guys and girls can do on the pile of dirt behind me at city hall but others say it doesn't belong here. top-notch bmxers will hit the rails for the next three days. >> i'm thinking about bringing my son. >> i love san francisco. i'm excited they are having the spot here. i'm psyched. really excited. >> reporter: civic center plaza morphed into an extreme sports arena. >> my biggest issue is who made the decision, how was it done? >> reporter: john avala says despite parks and recs will profit off the event it's not fair to close off the park for more than two weeks for those who live nearby. >> are we getting enough for the city. are we undermining our standards promoting fitness and recreation by having a sponsor of a national drink company. >> reporter: some agree. >> they can take over any public lands and there is a limited amount of public lands for the public. >> it's sponsored by mountain dew is not the best thing in the world bu
to be out of hand in this part of the city. >> giants players and coaches heading home right now. fred english is joining us now where the plane took off. do you think it sunk in for the team, fred? >> well, i think last night did sink in, absolutely torre. we are inside the lobby of a private hangar here. outside, listed as 43 degrees. windchill factor, 35. it is bitter cold out in. earlier, the giants were what i would call family mode as they kind of took care of the children and waited arn for the plane to come. i talked to pitcher madison bumgardner. he said it was too early. the night is too young to talk. they were all scheduled to leave detroit metro about 1:00 p.m. they didn't begin boarding until then. the double-decker 747 charter finally left off here around 2:20 p.m. and should arrive in the city about 4:00 pacific time time. >> of course, mark secureo, the guy who had the clutch game winning single was michael scuttero, game four to finish the 4-game sweep. the locker room at the coamerica park is very, very small. and then you add the media and the celebration, it got ve
they circled back to city hall, they struck three banks, sears, the three banks and cars parked along the street. >> i don't know how they believe that we are part of the enemy. we're just hard-working people. >> they just have nothing to do except this. >> it makes me very sad. >> what? because we have a nice car? we work hard for our money. >> and to see our home town coming to challenges like this? >> reporter: from what we can deal, the building with the most damage, california bank. it will cost thousands of dollars to replace at least nine broken windows that we counted. right now they are power spraying some of the paint off. the march only lasted about 30, 40 minutes. police say it wasn't enough time respond or come to mutual aid. live in oakland, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and in san francisco, an occupy protest there on saturday ended in almost two dozen arrests. police say the protesters tried to block the streets and the businesses. they also say some of the activities threwob jects at police hitting one officer in the head. >> protesters threw ziplock bag
announced that barry zito will start the series tonight. >>> the mayors of the cities have made a friendly bet. here's the bet -- the losing mayor will travel to the other team's city where he will take part in a day of community service. he will get a tour of local services, based in the winning city. >>> bay area transit agencies are expanding their services. b.a.r.t. is adding extra trains to help people get to and from at&t park. the vallejo bay link service is offering direct runs to and from the park and caltrain says if its trains are filled to capacity, it will add extra service as needed. >>> also, forecasters are keeping an eye on the sky just in case rain could getten the -- rain could threaten the game. steve paulson will have more on that coming up. >>> if you look closely in this picture, you will see the giants' logo there. >>> and you can watch the world series right here on ktvu. our pregame coverage begins at 4:30 this afternoon. it follows an early addition of the news which starts at 4:00. >>> there's growing concern about school safety in mountain view. tonight, parent
of sacramento. a funnel cloud touched down around 3:15 yesterday afternoon. you see it here. yuba city in sutter county. this is video of the storm, the twister downed trees and power lines. no one was hurt. later today, a storm survey team will be out here -- out there. >>> the first storm of the season brought heavy snow to higher elevations. there are reports up to 30 inches in some locations in the sierra. the snow caused a lot of problems on the roads. chain restrictions were in place yesterday and this morning but they've now been lifted in most areas and again steve will join us tomorrow with specifics on how much more snow and rain we can expect. >>> and turning now to election news, president obama will be back on the campaign trail today, criticizing his opponents' performance in last night's -- opponent's performance in last night's debate. >> in a world of profound threats and challenges, america leads leadership that is strong and steady. governor romney's foreign policy has been wrong and reckless. [ cheers ] >> last night, he was all over the map. [ cheers ] >> did you notice that
't know the park was closed and city officials don't want to take the risk of having people using the parks trails when there's so much potential fuel for a fire. the park closed yesterday when temperatures hit 99 degrees and the humidity was low. that mays for high fire danger. the same conditions are expected today so park rangers decided closing the park would be a good idea. they say allen rock park is unique because it is located in a steep canyon area and has its own micro climate. this morning many hikers, cyclists and drivers were disappointed they couldn't use the park. we caught up with two players from the san jose earthquakes who were hoping to get a good work out in. >> really surprised us. kind of disappointed. this is our day off and we wanted to have fun in the mountains but happens i guess. better to be careful than to go out there and have maybe a fire happen and lose a couple houses. >> there are homes that are located above the park and firefighters say those people are especially vulnerable to the high fire danger. discarded cigarettes are the most common caus
in the city this week and this weekend. big crowds are also expected to turn out for the hardly, strictly bluegrass festival. the castro street fair, the giants an 49er games and the italian heritage and two cruise ships are on the way. >> if there is an incident that does arise we'll be able to move our resources to that problem so we can address it immediately. >> b.a.r.t. and mun nip are expanding service and 100 -- muni are expanding service and 100 extra taxis will be available. >>> also happening in san francisco, fleet week this evening. the navy's precision flight team is scheduled to arrive at sfo tonight at 6:15. fleet week officially kicks off on thursday. the blue angels will be perm following at the airshow on saturday -- performing at the airshow on saturday and sunday. you can also watch them practice on thursday and friday. >>> a closer look at the stock markets ahead. details on one of the toughest anti-smoking laws ever passed in a city right here in the bay area. >>> a couple of reports tugging u.s. stocks lower. the company's largest fertilizer company has china and in
ago. >> last night governor romney and the president traded barbs during a fundraiser in new york city. they attended the 67th annual alfred smith foundation dinner, a lighthearted bipartisan political tradition which raises funds for them there. >>> starting this weekend residents in the south bay will have to take extra steps to make local calls. ann reuben is live to tell us how they are preparing for it. >> reporter: there has been an ad campaign warning people for weeks the way you dial in the 408 area code is about to change, now in order to make a local call you will dial as if you were dialing long distance. starting tomorrow in the south bay get ready to dial some extra digits. >> i didn't know it was coming up so soon but -- >> that's right if you live in the 408 area code you will need to dial all digits to make even a local call. the reason, the introduction of a new carry code, 669. >>> it will actually be what is called an overlaw district where the old 408 numbers and new sick 69 ones will exist in the same space, not every 1 is happy about the changes. >> pretty soon
evicted from city hall oakland. brian flores joins us to let us know the plans to mark this anniversary. good afternoon, brian. >> good afternoon, there's already a small group of occupy protesters that are gathering here at frank ogawa plaza. this afternoon and into the evening. they are planning to gather and hold a vigil to commemorate the anniversary. one year later, they remembered. >> people can get along. when we had the camps, in a year's time without the camp and the ability to feed and house people, crime has risen 20%. >> reporter: organizers roughly estimate 200 people or more for the anniversary commemorating the first initial evacuation. boarded windows still remind people of what happened a year ago. but for occupy organizers they are calling for the vigil to be peaceful. >> in the name of the four children who slept in the camp on the morning of the raid, i ask for peace tonight. i ask the police to honor human life. >> reporter: occupy organizers say they are planning a meeting at 5:00. many of the businesses around the plaza tell ktvu they aren't planning on closing ea
. >> reporter: events are expected to draw 1 million into the city not to mention the football game saturday in brookly. >> this is all hands on event for bart to use fleet week expression. we'll have more train cars out there, more station agents, more train operators. everybody is working this weekend who can so we can get the bay area moving. >> reporter: bart could shatter its record for weekend ridership. >> driving will be a nightmare in san francisco this weekend. with baseball, fleet week and everything going on, bart will be it for me. >> reporter: if you get into a fender bender you can help officers by keeping roadways clear. >> if you are involved in a collision and you can safely make it to the shoulder, please do so. disabled vehicles are a big strain. >> reporter: one north bound lane will be shut down between ferry building and bay street and will be used as a bicycle lane and allow access for emergency vehicles. san francisco police will be out in full force while the navy's blue angels soar overhead saturday and sunday, parade of shifts kick off as part of fleet week. don't
on the cool side for your friday afternoon. giving you a live look over the city of san francisco p.m. the light rain purring off to the east but you can see for yourself an abundant amount of moisture. storm tracker 2 show you all of the cloud cover that remains. the westerly breeze, it's a light one, it will stay with us for today with the mostly cloudy skies breaking away to partly cloudy for am of us. but for the north bay, a mix of sun and clouds will continue for the second half of the afternoon into the evening hours as the second system riding over northern california may actually -- it -- 58 in concord right now. 62 in hayward. these numbers a lot like what we felt yesterday. just as cool as yesterday within a few degrees of what we had on thursday. your satellite radar there. finally pushing off to the east. taking with it that last bit of rain. this could brush parts of the north bay. outside of that we're looking at a cool, cloudy okay day. here's friday afternoon for you as we progress through the afternoon. the clouds won't go away altogether but we'll see bigger break
neighbors in three different cities, raving mad. ktvu channel 2 morning news has been covering the store since the complaints have been pouring in. beyond wonderland, it went to thousands of people and it also drew a lot of noise complaints and nearly 1,000 from all immediate i was hearing the walls thumbing. >> the music did not stop until 2:00 a.m. and organizers were told to point the noise west so people in alameda got it the worst. >>> some staff released a statement that reads in part, we apologize for the discomfort and we will ensure this does not happen again. we are undertaking to an immediate review of the situation. >>> well an amazing site in a san francisco bay, news chopper 2 spotted a um back weather. there has been a shark increase and the whales come to feed before heading to their breeding grounds in central america. >>> we are on our way to our mini heat spell and temperatures are already in the 70s and 80s, giving you a live look with a bit of haze and as tore are you mentioned, it is a northerly bridge to 3 miles per hour the on shore breeze it nowhere to be found.
. they are the city's 35th and 36th homicide of the year. reporting live from san jose, janine d lainvestigate a, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> police say a neighborhood dispute led to the killing of two people in vallejo, in eight minutes what we know about the suspect and the neighbors he is accused of shooting. >>> a little list than two hours from now the roman catholic archdiocese of san francisco is scheduled to install its new archbishop. he is set to become the 9th metropolitan archbishop of san francisco in a mass of installation at the cathedral of st. mary of the assumption at 2:00. his installation promises to draw protests because of his opposition to same sex marriage and he still faces drunk driving charges in san diego where he was cited while visiting his mother in august. >>> president obama and mim rot knee mitt romney are back on the campaign trail after squaring off tonight. >> what i talked about was a new economic patriotism that is rooted in the belief of a strong thriving middle class. >> analysts say during the debate he failed to mention his accomplishments and did
pictures, look at this live picture now that we have of city hall, this obviously takes planning. just a couple of days ago, i was there at city hall talking to the city administrator talking about a plan. they admitted, you know, they cannot have a celebration like this by a couple of days. they admitted, after game one, they started thinking bit. and after game 2, they started to go and after game three, they went full force. >> we marched to the pacific to civic center. it was early. it was 6:00. i was floored. i could not believe how many people were there. that is nothing compared to what is happening here. >> you saw him with his arms stretched out there, that is juan marichal. >> the dominican dandy. when you are doing with your kids, you are coming through -- first of all, you are raising your kids right. >> thank you, uncle mark ibanez. >> they are genes fans. they are experiencing that. maybe they won't remember, maybe they will. >> that's hunter pence. >> giving another get on board and get pumped up. >> i didn't recognize him clean shaven. >> right. >> like they do in hocke
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